Cross Country

 
Clement Abai

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Moresby, New Guinea

High School:
Port Moresby

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:
04/14/1979

Experience:
3L

Clement Abai

AS A SENIOR (2002)
CROSS COUNTRY:
Ran in all six meets for the Green Wave. Finished eighth at the two-mile UNO Invitational (10/4), covering the course in 11:41.98. Also took 33rd at the Tulane Invitational (9/6).

AS A JUNIOR (2001-02)
OUTDOOR:
Posted a school record in the 800 with a time of 1:48.29 at the LSU Invitational (4/20). Finished 13th in the 800 at the NCAA Championship in Baton Rouge (5/29) with a time of 1:48.83. INDOOR: Matched the Tulane school record in the 800 with a time of 1:51.61 at the Gator Invitational (2/10). That time narrowly missed an NCAA Provisional time.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2000-01)
OUTDOOR:
The C-USA Champion in the 800-meter run. Also finished first in the 800 at two other meets. Posted a career-best 800 time of 1:48.91 at Georgia Tech (5/19), an NCAA Provisional qualifying time. Recorded Tulane's top 400 time of the year as well with a 47.71 at the USM Invitational (4/21). INDOOR: Tulane's top runner in the 800-meter dash. Earned a fifth-place finish at the C-USA Championships in Houston.

AS A FRESHMAN (1999-2000)
OUTDOOR:
Also led the Wave in the 800 outdoors with a best time of 1:51.40 at the U.S. Collegiate Series Meet (4/15). Also ran the 400, recording a personal-best of 48.19 seconds at Miss. State (4/22). INDOOR: Posted a career-best 800 time of 1:54.36 at the Conference USA Championships (2/27), where he finished second.

PREP
Was the top-ranked 400-meter runner at Port Moresby National. Ran in the district and national Under-18 Championships. Also represented his country in the Oceana Under-18 Championships.

PERSONAL Born April 14, 1979. Son of Abai Gibere and Regina Abai. Majoring in computer information systems.

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